Works to refurbish the existing puffin crossing on Vauxhall road in Boston, near the Maud Foster Drain, will start on Tuesday 19 April.

The works are expected to last for up to four weeks (subject to weather).

As part of the improvement works, 24/7 temporary traffic signals will be in place at both sides of the crossing to ensure the safety of road users and the site crew.

Anthony Gent, Principal Engineer – Traffic Signals, said: “The existing crossing here, which we installed in 2004, has encountered some faults and issues in recent years.

“As a result, we’re taking the opportunity to replace it using extra low-voltage equipment that will help reduce its carbon footprint and make it safer for future maintenance.

 “Once complete, we expect the refurbished crossing and equipment to operate with minimal issue over the next 25 years.

 “Because traffic signals will be in place throughout the month-long project, there may be some disruption, so we encourage people to leave extra time for their journeys. I also want to thank everyone for bearing with us during the works.” 

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